Featured Kids & Families

Halloween Happenings: Your Spooky 2020 Guide!

Some might say 2020 has been frightening enough, but local groups and organizations are doing what they can to bring the Halloween fun to the North End / Waterfront this year! Read below for your guide to this year’s spooky season. Tuesday, October 27 2:15PM: NEMPAC Halloween Community Dance Class. Join Dance Director Amanda Teneriello Read More…

Community Kids & Families

Annual Toys for Tots Collection by The Gilardi Group

The Gilardi Group has announced they will cancel this year’s Toys for Tots holiday party due to COVID-19; however, they will still be collecting toy donations starting October 19 through December 14. “This is our 20th year and I wanted it to be huge,” said Toni Gilardi of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. “But most importantly, Read More…

Event Notices Kids & Families

North End Trick-Or-Treating & Teal Pumpkin Project

This Halloween, the North End Waterfront Mothers’ / Fathers’ Association (NEWMA) is once again sponsoring neighborhood trick-or-treating on Saturday, October 31. The group is moving forward with planning this year’s trick-or-treating while stressing that things may change based on City guidance surrounding Halloween. The printing and distribution of the trick-or-treating flyers will take place the week Read More…

Announcements Event Notices Health & Environment Kids & Families

Family to Hold Swabbing Event for Girl Needing Bone Marrow Transplant Match

The D’Amore and DiPrizio families are holding a swabbing event to find a bone marrow transplant match for Giovanna Grace. “Gigi” has been diagnosed with Mendelian Susceptibility which is a rare immune deficiency that causes severe infections. The father, Victor D’Amore, is the nephew of North End resident Natalina Tizzano and Gigi’s mother is Angela Read More…

Arts & Culture Kids & Families

Geraldine Marshall Music Scholarship & NEMPAC Needs-Based Scholarship Applications Now Open For 2020-2021

 The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is now accepting applications for its NEMPAC Needs-Based Scholarship Fund (open to residents of any location) and for the Geraldine Marshall Scholarship (open to North End residents). The Geraldine Marshall Scholarship Fund awards four North End children under the age of 18 with a full-year scholarship Read More…

Announcements Kids & Families Schools

St. John School Announces Winner of Fr. Frederick Bailey 2020 Scholarship Award

The Grand Knight, John Pagliuca of the North End’s Ausonia Council Knights of Columbus #1553, is pleased to announce that Cameron Esposito, a 2020 graduate of St. John School, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Knights of Columbus. This award is given to a North End student. The scholarship award is named after Father Read More…

Community Featured Kids & Families

Mirabella Pool Opens July 22, Swim Slot Registration Required

The BCYF Mirabella Pool on Commercial Street in Boston’s North End will be open to City of Boston residents starting Wednesday, July 22. New protocols will be in place due to COVID-19 that include registering for a swim time slot, social distancing, and wearing a face covering when not in the water. Sign up for Read More…

Kids & Families

In-Person Summer Programming at the Nazzaro Center Begins July 22

Mayor Walsh recently announced in-person summer youth programming for Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF). See below for the schedule for the BCYF Nazzaro in the North End. Please note that the Nazzaro Center will NOT be taking registrations at the center. You must visit Boston.gov/BCYF-Summer to register your child.  Programs are free of charge, one Read More…

Kids & Families Schools

North End Against Drugs and Raymond & Michelina Costa Scholarship Program Award $3,100 to Local Students

North End Against Drugs, through the Raymond and Michelina Costa Scholarship Program, awarded $3,100 in scholarships this year to seventeen deserving students. North End Against Drugs (NEAD) held their first ever virtual scholarship drawing on June 23, 2020. Thanks to the generosity of several businesses and individuals, NEAD was able to award five $500 scholarships to students attending Read More…

Featured Government Kids & Families

Coronavirus Pandemic Draws Sharp Attention to Boston’s Childcare Crisis

City Councilors Liz Breadon (District 9), Michelle Wu (At-Large), and Andrea Campbell (District 4) are urging the City to consider ways to support the childcare industry during and after COVID-19 to ensure affordable access to care remains available when workers begin to reenter the workforce as the state reopens. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to Read More…

Kids & Families Schools

North End Against Drugs 2020-2021 Raymond & Michelina Costa Scholarship Program Application Deadline June 8

North End Against Drugs (NEAD) has announced their annual Michelina & Raymond Costa Scholarship / Educational Fund. Applications for the 2020-2021 scholarship are due June 8th. North End residents who are in kindergarten through college are eligible to participate. Students who attend tuition-based schools are eligible for a scholarship. Students who attend public schools are eligible for Read More…